George Elmaraghy, the Ohio EPA water regulator forced out by Gov. John Kasich, said he wants to stay on the job and was threatened with termination if he did not sign a retirement notice, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The group Environment Ohio visited a church with an energy-efficient lighting system that has saved thousands of dollars as part of its effort to press lawmakers to maintain current standards for renewable energy and efficiency, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Todd Snitchler, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, was the keynote speaker at a 2011 meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that opposes renewable energy requirements. Snitchler recently opposed plans for a solar farm in his state, The Associated Press reports.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Todd Snitchler has been a frequent critic of renewable energy on his Twitter feed, sharing no positive thoughts in more than 1,000 tweets from the past year. Snitchler and his agency ruled against a new solar-energy project last week, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Ohio lawmakers are not likely to implement changes to its energy-efficiency rules for utilities until next year at the earliest, despite arguments from power company FirstEnergy about the added cost for consumers, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Some companies that have backed the Obama administration plan to limit power plant carbon emissions – due to be made public within days -- are pressing for the rule to include provisions for carbon trading, Bloomberg reports.
The journal Geological Society of America Today predicts that coastal changes will cause land in the Washington D.C. area to drop at least 6 inches over the next 100 years, while sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region have been rising faster than anywhere else on the Atlantic seaboard, the Huffington Post reports.
A judge has handed a victory to Bill Gates’ firm Cascade Investment in its face-off against Blackstone Group, by approving a plan for Optim Energy LLC to emerge from bankruptcy still in control of Cascade, The Wall Street Journal reports.
An unexpected Energy Information Administration report of a stockpile drop has halted oil’s July price slide in its tracks. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 8 cents to $48.87 a barrel early Thursday in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent gained 39 cents to $53.77, Dow Jones reports.
Despite Miller Energy Resources reporting its net loss soaring to $111 million in the second quarter on falling crude prices, CEO Carl Giesler says the exploration company isn’t planning to file for bankruptcy protection, FuelFix reports.
As Williams Partners reported an increase of its second quarter net income to $300 million, parent Williams Cos. said it’s still evaluating options regarding its future, which include a buyout offer from Energy Transfer Equity or merging its own subsidiaries, FuelFix reports.
Three ski areas operated by New York state – Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre – will be using solar energy under a 25-year power purchase agreement with Borrego Solar announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, News10 reports.
Dropping allowable ozone levels would choke off economic growth, according to a letter 269 business groups sent to President Obama Wednesday, in a move organized by the National Association of Manufacturers, The Hill reports.